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AFRIMA 2015: Sauti Sol of kenya Floors P-Square

Sauti-SolThe saying that life is “turn by turn”; no man rules forever aptly conotes the situation at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) where the Nigerian sensational singing duo of identical twin brothers, Peter and Paul Koye of P Square fame was heavily defeated by an Afro pop band, Sauti Sol of kenya.
P Square and the Sauti Sol were horn-locked as nominees in six different categories at the awards presentation event but the Nigerian duo had their hands empty as the Kenyans bagged two prestigeous trophies home.
The Kenyan band, formed in Nairobi by vocalists Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano and Savara Mudigi in 2005, carted away the best African Group of the year and Producer of the year.
Initially an a capella group, guitarist Polycarp Otieno joined before they named themselves Sauti.

Sauti Sol with American president Obama
Sauti Sol with American president Obama
Sauti Sol released their debut studio album Mwanzo on 4 August 2009, to critical acclaim. Their second studio album, Sol Filosofia, was released on 25 February 2011, earning the group a number of accolades and nominations in the process. On 18 June 2012, the band released a self-titled extended play in collaboration with South African rapper and record producer Spoek Mathambo. Their third studio album, titled Live and Die in Afrika, released online on the 21st November 2015, was available to Sauti Sol fans globally for FREE DOWNLOAD (48 hours) as an early Christmas present. The album was released under their imprint label Sauti Sol Entertainment as a self-produced work by Sauti Sol for Sauti Sol. A total of 400,000 downloads were made during the FREE album DOWNLOAD period.
The band has had successful tours in Europe as well as in Africa, topped Kenyan charts and gained international attention with shows in Europe and the US, as well as television appearances and various accolades and nominations, including their 2011 concert performance in Kenya with South African a capella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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